Friday, November 5, 2010

Printing Pictures

Do you have pictures sitting in your camera or computer that you are wishing to have printed?  Well, now is the time.  Walgreens has a deal going that you can print photos for 50% off the usual price.  Use code TREAT at checkout and then update your cart and you will see the savings.

I was excited to see this since we just got back and have almost 1000 pictures from our trip.  I sent them all the Walgreens to be I'm ready to scrapbook them all.  :-)
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Christmas Shopping

I don't know if you folks are into this kind of thing but in Macon there is "Christmas Made In The South".  They have tons of booths set up with all kinds of crafts, trees, wreaths, ornaments, and various handmade gifts.  I have been a few times and loved it!

For those of you with high end taste you can head down to the fairgrounds in Perry for the "Mistletoe Market".  I can't afford what they sell but maybe you can and they definitely have some 1 of a kind gifts.

I believe both are this weekend.  I think you know which direction I'll be heading in if I have the time!  :-)
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Israel Pictures

Israel Day 1

Israel Day 2

Israel Day 3

Israel Day 4

Israel Day 5

Israel Day 6

Israel Day 7

Israel Day 8

Israel Day 9

Israel Day 10

Israel Day 11

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Belk Charity Days

Other than when the clothes go on clearance for $4.95 and $2.95 this is the best time to buy at Belks!  This Saturday, tomorrow, is Charity Days.  Run by today and pick up your "ticket" for $5 then go shopping tomorrow morning.  Not only do they have just about everything in the store marked down WITH your "ticket" you get an extra ?% off AND $5 off your total purchase.  In the past I have purchased some wonderful Yellow Box flip flops for under $12 each.  So, don't miss out on this sale.
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Groove

Getting back into the routine of life in Middle Georgia is proving to be more difficult than I imagined.  1) I don't want to be here, I literally left my heart in Jerusalem.  2) November is crazy busy for us.  3)  I didn't pig out or anything while on the tour but I didn't have to watch every little thing I ate.  Now that we are back and I am using the weight loss program again, I am hungry all the time!  I know it will subside but it takes a week or two which is just awful.  I drink gallons of water (a slight exaggeration) but for now it's not helping.  I honestly believe the only reason I am not chowing down on something right this second is because I am sitting here in a pair of dress slacks that I haven't fit into in months.  Not only could I wear them but they are ever so slightly loose!!!  As hungry as I am, I have the fact that I have already lost 15 lbs to motivate me to not eat.  I'll eat a healthy, reasonable dinner tonight.  Tomorrow with the aid of exercise I will have wiggle room in my calorie intake.  Until then, I think its time for some more water.
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Monday, November 1, 2010

Four Weeks of Newspapers

I thought that when we got home that there would be an enormous number of coupons to clip.  We get 2 papers delivered every Sunday, multiply that by 4 weeks and you have 8 newspapers and their corresponding coupons.  Today I sat down and started clipping thinking that it would take me more than a day to get through them all.  Not so, I was done in an hour or 2!  I am, once again, reminded of the fact that we just don't get a lot of coupons here in the Middle GA area...I wonder if my Grandma kept her coupons for me!  :-)
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Saturday, October 30, 2010

NYC, Israel, Jordan and Back Again

I am, once again, sitting in my living room.  We have been on the trip of a lifetime so all the coupon clipping was worth every effort!  We had an unbelievable experience in Israel and I didn't want to come back.  One day I hope to make Jerusalem my hometown!  I already know where I would go to church too.

I am a little rusty on the coupon thing but know I will get to catch up tomorrow.  We put our mail and newspapers on hold while we were gone so I expect to receive about 6 papers tomorrow.  I hope there are some good coupons in them.

Until I am back into the swing of things, are there any current deals that I need to know about?  I am completely out of the loop!

Speaking of deals:  my hubby needed a prescription filled when we got back so I trotted off to CVS.  When I went in the store I did what I always do and scanned my CVS card.  One of the coupons that printed out was Get a $25 GC with a new prescription so headed to the pharmacy to pick up his Rx and got my free $25 GC!  Not bad for being back in the USA for a couple days.  :-)  Did anyone else get this deal?  Did anyone get some photos at Walgreens?  They were .10 a print this week.  We took nearly 1000 pictures while we were gone so I jumped in on that deal but only for the nearly 300 pictures we took in NYC.  I'll have to wait for the next deal to get the Mid East pictures developed.  Until then I'll be scrapbooking our Big Apple memories.

I've missed you folks and look forward to catching up with you all.  If you would be so kind as to catch me up on the best deals around town until I can get back on my "feet" that would be wonderful!
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Monday, August 30, 2010

Belks Charity Days Sale

This is my favorite sale that Belks has.  Not only do you get great prices on just about everything in the store but some great charities get to raise funds as well.  I got the email to save the date so I want to pass it on to you!  Mark your calendars!

You buy a $5 ticket, that is your pass to savings in the store.  You shop as usual and when you check out, along with great sale prices, you also get $5 off your total!  The $5 goes to a local charity.  I call it shopping for a good cause.  :-)  Like we need a reason to go shopping.

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Friday, August 20, 2010

Another Great Groupon

Headed to Atlanta?  Have you visited the GA Aquarium yet?  If not, now is the time!  Groupon has a deal where you pay $21 and it includes admission plus a behind the scenes tour.  Admission is $26 by itself so you already save money.

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Winn Dixie Closing Their Doors
The Winn Dixie on Highway 96 in Bonaire is closing their doors.  Take your coupon binder with you and search the aisles for good deals.  They are marking things down so some good deals are probably to be had if you have the time to look for them!

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

$50 worth of Gap clothing for $25

I've told y'all about Groupon before.  It's a "group coupon" for locations all over the US.  I get the emails for Atlanta because that's where I go to visit family anyway so if I can get a deal while I'm up there...

Today's Groupon is for anyone who lives near a regular Gap store (not an outlet).  If you purcahse the Groupon you will get $50 worth of Gap apparel for $25.  Go HERE to check it out!

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Monday, August 16, 2010

Coupon Inserts 8/15

Smart Source 8/15

$1 off Air Wick Scented Oil twin refill pack or (2) single refills (exp 9/26)
Free Air Wick Warmer wyb Air Wick Scented Oil Refill Fragrance (exp 9/26)
$1 off Blue Plate Mayonnaise (exp 11/30)
.50/2 Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue two 4 packs or one 12 pack (exp 9/26)
$1 off DiGiorno Pizza & Bread sticks (exp 9/30)
$1.50 off Greased Lightning cleaning product (exp 9/30)
$1 off Post-It Super Sticky Notes (exp 9/30)
.50/1 Resolve Laundry Pre-Treat (exp 9/26)
.50/1 Shamrock Farms Rockin’ Refuel (exp 9/26)
$2 off TheraTears product (exp 11/30)
$1/2 12 inch Tombstone Pizzas (exp 9/30)
$1 off Tyson Grilled & Ready Fillet (exp 11/15)
$1 off Tyson Frozen Breaded Chicken (exp 11/15)
$1 off Tyson Any’tizers Snacks (exp 11/15)
$1 off Tyson Any-tizers Snacks (exp 11/15)

Redplum 8/15

$1 off Covergirl Face or Lip Product, (excludes eye products)
$2/2 Covergirl Face or Lip Product, (excludes eye products)
$1 off Head and Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner (exp 9/30)
$2 off Imodium, (exp 12/14)
$1 off Johnson’s Baby Lotion (exp 9/12)
$1 off Johnson’s Baby Powder (exp 9/12)
$1 off Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser, (exp 9/30)
$5 off Olay Pro-X professional Facial Cleanser, (exp 9/30)
B1G1 Oral-B Manual Brush single pack (exp 9/30)

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Coupon Inserts for Middle GA

Smart Source 8/08

B1G1 Air Wick Aqua Mist, up to $3.29 (exp 9/19)
$1 off Air Wick Scented Oil twin refill pk or 2 single refills (exp 9/19)
$4 off Air Wick Freshmatic Compact i-motion Starter Kit (exp 9/19)
$4 off Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra i-motion Starter Kit (exp 9/19)
$1 off Bausch & Lomb Opcon-A eye drops (exp 10/31)
$4 off Bausch & Lomb Alaway Antihistamine Eye drops (exp 10/31)
$5 off Blue Natural Dog or Cat food (exp 8/30)
$1 off Colgate Total Enamel Strength, Advanced Whitening, Clean or Fresh Toothpaste, 4 oz + (exp 8/28)
.50/3 Dole Fruit Bowls in gel (exp 10/31)
.50/2 Dole Fruit Parfaits (exp 10/31)
$1/2 Dole Fruit Bars (exp 11/20)
.35/1 Jello Refrigerated Pudding, Gelatin or Mousse (exp 9/8)
$1 off Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (exp 9/8)
$1 off Lysol Disinfectant Spray 12oz+ (exp 9/7)
$1/2 Lysol Disinfectant Wipes (exp 9/7)
$1/2 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner (exp 9/7)
$1/2 Lysol Bathroom Cleaner (exp 9/7)
$1/2 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner (exp 9/7)
$1/2 Lysol All Purpose Trigger (exp 9/7)
.75/2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers, 4.8 oz + (exp 9/5)
.75/1 Reynolds Wrap Foil, excl 20,25, 30 (exp 9/30)
$5 off Schick Hydro Razor (exp 9/30)
$1 off Schick Hydro Shave Gel (exp 9/30)
$2 off Schick Hydro Refill (exp 9/30)
$1 off Scotch Precision or Multi-Purpose Scissors (exp 10/31)
.55/1 Shout Color Catcher (exp 9/25)
.55/1 Shout (exp 9/25)
$2/2 Shout (exp 9/25)
.25/1 Sunny D (exp 11/30)
$2/3 Trident, Dentyne or Stride gum 3 pk, bottles, Swedish Fish, Sour Patch 8 oz +, or Halls (exp 10/31)
$4/6 Trident, Dentyne or Stride gum 3 pk, bottles, Swedish Fish, Sour Patch 8 oz +, or Halls (exp 10/31)
$1 off White Cloud or White Cloud GreenEarth (exp 10/18)
$1 off Ziploc Big Bags or Flexible Totes (exp 9/25)
$1.25/2 Ziploc Bags (exp 10/2)
$1.50/2 Ziploc Containers (exp 10/2)

Redplum 8/08

$1 off BC Powder 18 ct.+ (exp 11/30)
$1/2 Famous Amos (exp 10/3)
$1 off Goody’s 16 ct.+ (exp 11/30)
.55/2 Martha White Baking Mixes (exp 11/30)
$1 off Maybelline New York Eyeshadow or Eye Liner (exp 9/15)
$1 off Maybelline New York Mascara (exp 9/15)
$1/2 Smucker’s Fruit Spread AND Jif Peanut Butter (exp 10/31)

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Month End Totals
Here are the totals for July:

Total Shelf Cost:  $559.20
Coupons:  $192.94
Store Discounts:  $236.93
Rebates:  $48.66

Total Out Of Pocket:  $129.33 for a savings of 77%.

This breaks down to $32.33 a week. 

Year To Date Totals:

Total Shelf Cost:  $4266.19
Coupons:  $1774.75
Store Discounts:  $1523.88

Total Out Of Pocket:  $967.56 for a savings of 82%
I anticipated this being a slow month since Bubba was in the Ukraine for 10 days.  I didn't do nearly the shopping that I normally do and I haven't gotten back into the routine yet.  These numbers are a little skewed since I use the Publix Gift Card that I won when I head over there.  I've used just under $25 out of the $250 and bought $122.28 worth of groceries.  Still have my sights set on $700 worth of groceries for $250!
How did you do this month?  What is the best deal you came across?  My favorite deal this past month was all the free Smart Balance milk!  Smart Balance is my milk and it is expensive so finding a deal that made it free was such a blessing.

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

??? From A Reader
I found your blog from google and and thought you might know the answer.  I purchased a Houston Home Journal today (Saturday's edition), but it did not include the P&G insert.  Was I just unlucky, or do they not include that insert?  BTW, it did include both the RP and SS inserts.

I'm trying to find the most cost-effective way to gather more inserts.  I am new to the couponing world and a bit overwhelmed right now!




The HHJ doesn't always carry the P&G insert.  You weren't jipped it wasn't in the HHJ this week.  The Macon Telegraph has the P&G insert.  I would get the HHJ on the weeks when there isn't a P&G insert and then a Macon Telegraph on the weeks when there is one.  There is a schedule of inserts on my blog.

I've been told, but haven't done it myself, that you can go to Happy Hour (recycling) on Monday's and gather a few more coupon inserts for free.  That might be an option if you have the time.  Now, that is all I know about that because I haven't done it.  You might want to call them tomorrow if that is something you are interested in.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.  :-)

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

End of Month Totals
Before I post my totals from the month of July, I would love to hear from you.  Did you save $5 for the first time or maybe you saved $50 this month?!?  Whatever your level of savings is it would be such an encouragement to hear from you.  You can cheer each other on and share the best deal you got this month.  I don't know about you but I love to have folks out there encouraging me to keep it up.  Can't wait to hear from you!

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

New Muscles

This morning, as I fiddled around in the kitchen with the lights off and without my contacts in, I stepped on something extremely small but very painful.  Despite our best efforts to remove whatever it was that I stepped on it won't show itself or come out of my heel.  I have been forced to walk on the ball of my foot, in essence, using muscles that don't usually get used all that much.  As my calf muscles tighten with every step, letting me know that they aren't pleased with the extra use, I am reminded of my walk with Christ.

As Christians, we get used to doing things a certain way or at a particular time.  A little on the routine side of things.  We bow our heads and thank God for the food we will eat, we go to church at the same time on the same day of the week every week.  If you do a quiet time or personal Bible study time then it's probably the same time of day and about the same length of time each day.  Certain "muscles" get exercised more than others and things get easy or I get complacent.  Then life throws you a curve ball and you "step" on something unseen but it causes your world to turn upside down or just at a different angle or pace.  You are going to either reach deeper and use spiritual muscles that you haven't excersized recently or quit.  I asked myself a few questions today:

Do I REALLY thank God for the food I'm going to eat or is it just routine/tradition that I bow my head and say a few words?  You know, He's not looking for specific words over each meal....He sees our hearts and knows whether or not we are sincerely thankful for what He has given us.

When I lift people up in prayer is it because I really believe that God will hear my plea on their behalf or do I do it because I want to be able to say, "Hey, I prayed for you today!"

When I read my Bible, am I doing it so I can know Him more and to hear His voice or do I do it as part of my daily checklist?  Check, read my Bible.  Check, prayed for friends.  Check, went to Sunday School...

Do I serve Him because I want to or because it's the right thing to do?  What is my motivation?

I guess you can boil it all down to: what is my motivation?  Do I do what I do because I love Him, desire to be obedient, and wish to draw closer to Him?  OR do I do it because I think its what He wants me to do or because others are watching me?

There are seasons in our lives when we do these things out of routine and obedience but those routines and obedience should lead us back to passion and love for Him.  The dry seasons in our lives shouldn't be prolonged or permanent.

I thank God for little upsets in my life or routine.  Invisible things that I step in that cause me to use spiritual muscles that have lain dormant for awhile.  My heel is still throbbing from the tiny, unseen thing that is still stuck in it and my calf muscle is screaming at me but I am thankful for the Truth God has shown me through it.

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;--I Corinthians 1:27

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

End/Beginning of Month

Its that time again!  It's time to pull out the expired coupons and throw them out.  It's time to file away the new coupons you got this weekend.  A little housekeeping will go a long way in making your couponing experience a positive one.  So, no matter which coupon filing method you use it's time to do a little maintenance.  Happy couponing!

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Monday, August 2, 2010

Coupon Inserts for Middle GA

Smart Source 8/01

.40/1 Ban product (exp 10/9)
$1 off Ban Solid (exp 10/9)
$1/2 Bic Stationary products (exp 9/30)
.75/1 Edge Shave Gel (exp 9/18)
.55/1 off Efferdent 36ct+ OR Effergrip product (exp 10/31)
$1 off Energizer Brand Batteries or Flashlight (exp 10/2)
$1 off Glade 4oz Jar Candle (exp 8/21)
$3 off Glade Plugins Scented Oil Lasting Impressions Holder (exp 8/21)
$2 off Glade Plugins Scented Oil Twin Refill (exp 8/21)
$1 off Glade Scented Oil Candles product (exp 8/21)
$1 off Glade Tough Odor Solutions product (exp 8/21)
$1 off Hormel Always Tender product (exp 9/27)
.55/1 Hormel Compleats Microwave Meal (exp 9/27)
.55/1 Hormel Fully Cooked Bacon (exp 9/27)
.55/1 Hormel Natural Choice Deli Sandwich Meat (exp 9/27)
B2G1 M&M’s 8.2oz or larger any candy (8/29)
.40/1 Orville Redenbaucher’s Gourmet Popping Corn (not single serve) (10/1)
$1.25 off Oust Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer OR Oust Air Sanitizer  (exp 9/25)
.50/1 Philadelphia Minis 4pk (exp 9/06)
$5 off Philips Multi-Pack Sonicare Brush Heads (exp 11/30)
$10 off Philips Select Sonicare  or Sonicare for Kids Rechargeable Toothbrush (exp 11/30)
$5 off Philips Sonicare Xtreme Battery Toothbrush (exp 11/30)
B1G1 Pledge Multi Surface Aerosol product (exp 9/12)
$1 off Raid Ant & Roach Killer (9/25)
.55/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Antibacterial Bathroom Wipes (exp 9/12)
$1/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaners (exp 9/12)
.55/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Fantastik All Purpose Cleaner (exp 9/12)
.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer  (exp 9/12)
Free Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Product wyb Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel (exp 9/12)
.55/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Vanish Drop-Ins  (exp 9/12)
.75/1 Skintimate Moisturizing Cream Shave or Shave Gel  (exp 9/18)
.30/3 VanCamp’s Beans (9/12)
$1/2 Windex Glass Cleaners (exp 9/12)
.55/1 Windex Multi-Surface Cleaner or Wipes (exp 9/12)
$3 off Windex Outdoor All-in-One Glass Cleaning Tool (exp 9/12)
$1 off Windex Outdoor All-in-One Glass Cleaning Tool Refill Pack (exp 9/12)

Redplum 8/01#1

$1.50 off Axe Shower Gel Gift Set (exp 8/29)
.75/1 Axe Shower Gel or Detailer Shower Tool (exp 8/29)
.50/1 Caress 12oz or larger Body Wash or 6 bar soap (8/29)
.50/1 Caress Tehitian or Cashmere 12oz or larger body wash (8/29)
.50/1 Crest 4oz + toothpaste Target Store Q (9/1)
$1.50/2 off Degree Men Adrenaline or Women Natureffects Deodorant or Body Mist (exp 8/29)
$1/2 Degree Men or Women Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant or Body Mist (exp 8/29)
$1 off Disney Vitamins (exp 9/14)
.75/1 Dove Beauty Bar 6-bar pack or larger (exp 8/29)
$1.00 off Dove Body Wash 10oz or larger (exp 8/29)
$1 off Dove Hair Care (exp 8/29)
$1 off Dove Men+Care Body and Face Bar or Body and Face Wash or Active Clean Shower Tool (exp 9/26)
$1/2 Fruit of the Loom Packaged Underwear and/or Casual Sportswear (9/30)
.25/1 Lever 2000 bar soap 2 or 4 pack (8/29)
.75/1 Lever 2000 bar soap 6 pack (8/29)
.60/2 Lipton Tea Bags, Lipton to Go or any Iced Tea Mix (exp 8/29)
.75/1 Oral-B Pulsar Manual or CrossAction toothbrush Target Store Q (9/1)
.30/1 Q-Tip Cotton Swabs 170ct or larger (exp 8/29)
.60/2 Ragu Pasta Sauces (exp 8/29)
.40/1 Skippy Peanut Butter 15oz or larger (exp 8/29)
.50/1 Suave Men Hair Care Product 14.5oz or larger (exp 8/29)
$1 off Surf Laundry Detergent (exp 9/12)
$1 off Vaseline product 3.1oz or larger, except renewal or glow (exp 8/29)
$1.50/2 Wishbone or Wishbone Western Dressings (exp 8/29)

Red Plum 8/01 #2

$5 off Face Lift Product (exp 9/15)
$1 off LA Looks product (exp 11/01)
$1 off Nic’s Sticks Nail Lacquer (10/31)
$1 off Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquer (10/31)

P&G 8/01

ALL Coupons Expire 8/31/10

$1 off Oral B Pulsar CrossAction Advantage or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense
$1 off Crest Toothpaste 4 oz. + or liquid gel
$1 off Glide Floss, 35 m +
$2 off Crest Mouthwash, 946 mL +
$1 off Oral-B Stages Zooth or Crest Kids Manual
$1 off Oral B Stages Zooth or Crest Kids Toothpaste
$1/2 Crest Toothpast 4 oz. + or liquid gels
$1 off Scope Mouthwash, 710 mL +
$10 off Crest 3D White or Professional Effects Whitestrips
$5 off Crest 3D, Vivid Advance 14 ct Gentle Routine or Stain Shield
$1.50/2 Fixodent products, 1.05 oz. +
$1 off Fixodent product, 1.05 oz +
$1 off Prilosec OTC
$3 off Prilosec OTC
$8/2 Prilosec OTC
$2 off Gillette Proseries skin care products
$2 off Gillette Proglide Cartridge, 4 ct +
$4 off Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual or Power Razor
$1 off Gillette Fusion Shave Prep
$2 off Gillette Deodorant
$1.50 off Pampers Extra Protection Diapers
$2 off Mach 3 Cartridge, 8 ct +
$1.50 off Pampers Diapers
Free Pampers Wipes 72 ct + wyb Diapers
$1.50 off Pampers Easy Ups Trainer or Under Jams Night Wear
$3 off Febreze Noticeables warmer or starter kit
$1 off Febreze Noticeables Refill
$1 off Duracell Copper Top, Ultra Advance or Ultra Photo Lithium
$2 off Duracell Rechargeable batteries or Charger or Daylite Flashlite Power Pad
$1/2 Charmin Products
$1 off Tide Detergent
$1 off Downy Liquid Fabric Softener or Sheets
$2 off Large Downy Liquid Fabric Softner larger than 90 load
$1 off Tide Release Stain Release
$3 off Large Tide Stain Release
$1 off Dawn 48 oz. +
.20/1 Dawn product
$1 off Bounty Paper Towels 6 roll + or (2) Towels or Napkins any size
$1/2 Bounty Napkins
$1/6 Puffs singles or (2) 3 pks or (1) 6 pk
$3 off Venus cartridge, 6 or 8 ct
$1.50 off Duracell hearing aid batteries with easy tab, 6 pk +
$5 off Size Align
$2 off Tampax Pearl or Compact Pearl, 18 ct +
$1 off Tampax product, 18 ct +
$1 off Always Pad or Feminine Cleansing Cloths
$1/2 Always Panty Liners, 34 ct +
Free Herbal Essence or Aussie Styler wyb Herbal Essence or Aussie Product up to $3.23
$2 off Clariol Product
$2 off Venus Embrace or Breeze
$1/2 Pantene products
$1 off Pantene Hairspray, Styler or Treatment
$1 off Covergirl product
Free Olay Body Wash wyb Venus cartridge
Free Olay Hand & Body Lotion wyb Venus cartridge
$5 off Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer wyb Secret Soothing Effects
Free Secret product wyb (2) Old Spice Fresh Collection
$1/4 Pringles Super stack cans, 180 g +
$1/2 Pringles Snack Stacks or Stix
$1/2 Pringles Fat Free, 165 g +

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Friday, July 30, 2010

New Digital Camera!!!

It is with joy that I announce that we bought a new digital camera the other day!  I've been telling you all about SwagBucks and how I was collecting $5 Amazon e-gift cards to go towards this purchase and it has finally come to fruition.  Now, due to time constraints I was unable to wait until the camera was paid for in full with the gift cards but we did collect $85 that went towards it.  We are the proud owners of a Nikon Coolpix L110!  :-)  Woohoo!!!

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Quick Start Guide

If you have thought about couponing but think it is way too time consuming then this post is for you!  Saving your family money each month on your grocery bill is not as time consuming as you might think and couponing is not as complicated as it looks.  If you have never couponed before or you gave up because it was not organized and you never remembered to take the coupons to the store with you here is a quick way to get started:

1)  Pick up at least one newspaper Sunday.  The Houston Home Journal is available on Saturday and is .50 an issue.  The Macon Telegraph is, I believe, $1.50 an issue and MOST of the time they have the same coupons in both papers.

2)  Pull the coupon inserts out.  You will notice that there are, typically, 3 different inserts.  You will usually see a Smart Source and Red Plum insert each weekend.  Once a month there will be a P&G insert.  The USA Weekend and Parade magazine sometimes have coupons in them as well but not all the time.

3)  Use a 12 pocket accordion file and label each pocket with a month.

4)  If there are 2 inserts in this weekend's paper then you will need 2 envelopes (size really doesn't matter).  You can probably use letter sized.  On the outside, front of the 1st envelope write Sunday's date and Smart Source so you can easily read it.  Then take 5 minutes to cut out all the coupons in the Smart Source insert and put them in the envelope.  Do the same thing with the other envelope and the Red Plum insert.

5)  Once the coupons are all clipped and in the appropriate envelope, stick those envelopes in the August file of your accordion file.

6)  Now that you have clipped and filed your coupons head over to Southern Savers blog.  On her blog you click on your preferred grocery store, select the most recent list of sales items.  For example:  click on Publix and then find the blog entry that has the date 7/28 in the title because Publix's sales go from Wednesday to Tuesday for us.

7)  Once you have your store and the most recent sales list pulled up you will see each sales item listed and underneath the item will be a list of available coupons that go with that item.  You will not see ALL of those coupons.  A lot of coupons are regional.

8)  Go through Southern Savers list, click on the boxes beside the items you wish to purchase then at the bottom of the blog entry will be a button to click that says "Print List".  I would print the list just as it is with all the coupons listed out beneath it.

9)  Once you have your list in hand then pull out your accordion file, a paperclip, and pencil/pen.  If you look at the coupons listed underneath each sales item you will notice that they say how much the coupon is worth, the item it is good for (including any size restrictions), then it will state where the coupon came from followed by the expiration date.  If a coupon comes from Smart Source then it will be listed as SS 8/1.  This means that the coupon came from the Smart Source insert on August 1.  Pull out your Smart Source August 1 envelope, quickly go through the coupons and pull out the one you are looking for then paperclip it to the back of your list.  If a coupon comes from Red Plum then it will be listed as RP 8/1.  If a coupon comes from a P&G insert then it will be listed as PG 8/1.  If there is something on your list that you do not have the corresponding coupon for and you do not have to purchase it at that moment then use that pen/pencil to draw an X through it on your list.

10)  Now you are ready to head to the store!  Take your list, your coupons, your loyalty card, and your money.  You are, officially, a couponer!  :-)

After you have used this method for a while and you get comfortable with remembering to take your coupons to the store then you can move on to stockpiling, etc.

Now, go get that paper and start to clipping!

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Monday, July 26, 2010

Coupon Inserts for Middle GA

Smart Source 7/25

$1 off Almay Cosmetic (exp 10/16)
$1 off Clearasil product (exp 10/17)
.40/1 Colgate Adult/Kids Manual Toothbrush, (exp 8/14)
.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz + (exp 8/14)
$1 off Goof Off product (exp 12/31)
.50/1 Irish Spring Body Wash (excl 5.5 oz) or (2) multipack 3 pk + (exp 8/14)
$1 off Rayovac Alkaline or Hearing Air Batteries (exp 9/25)
.50/1 Speed Stick Men’s or Women’s Deodorant (exp 8/14)
$3/2 Triaminic Products (exp 8/28)
$1 off Tyson Grilled & Ready Fillets (exp 9/30)
$1 off Tyson Frozen Breaded Chicken (exp 9/30)
$1 off Tyson Any’tizers Wings (exp 9/30)
$1 off Tyson Any’tizers Snacks (exp 9/30)
.55/1 Ziploc Bags (exp 9/18)
$1.25/2 Ziploc Bags (exp 9/18)
.75/1 Ziploc Container (exp 9/18)
$2/2 Ziploc Containers (exp 9/18)
$1/2 Ziploc Slider Bags (exp 9/18)

Redplum 7/25

$1 off AcneFree Kit (exp 9/15)
$2 off Cheer BrightClean (exp 8/31)
.50/1 Luigi’s Real Italian Ice (exp 9/30)
.75/1 Minute Maid Frozen Novelty (exp 9/30)
$1 off Nature’s Bounty Vitamins or Supplements
Free Nivea Men’s Body Wash wyb (2) Women’s Body Wash (exp 8/25)
$1 off Nivea For Men Body Wash (exp 9/25)
$3 off Nivea Happy Sensation Body Lotion, 13.5 fl oz (exp 9/30)
$1 off Acne FreeNon-Kit Treatment (exp 9/15)
$1 off Organic Valley Omega-3 Milk (exp 8/25)
.55/1 Renuzit Adjustable (3) singles or (1) multipack (2 or 3 pk) (exp 9/05)
B1G1 Right Guard or Dry Idea products, max $4.49 purchase (exp 8/31)
$3/2 Venus Disposables, 2 or 3 ct (exp 8/31)
$4/2 Venus Disposables, 6 ct (exp 8/31)
.50/1 Whole Fruit Fruit Bars (exp 9/30)
.50/1 Whole Fruit Sorbet (exp 9/30)

Parade Magazine

$1 off Olay Facial Moisturizer or Cleanser excludes trial size (exp 8/31)
$3 off Bausch & Lomb Soothe Eye Drops (exp 9/30)
.50/1 Celsius Single Can (exp 8/31)
$2 off Celsius 4 pack or higher (exp 8/31)
.50/1 Walgreens Brand over-the-counter medication (exp 7/31)

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Coupon Inserts

Smart Source 7/18

$1 off Air Wick Scented Oil Twin Refill Pack or (2) Single Refills (exp 8/29)
Free Air Wick Warmer wyb Air Wick Scented Oil Refill (exp 8/29)
$3 off Bausch & Lomb Soothing Eye Drops (exp 9/30)
$1 off Colgate ProClinical Toothpaste, Any (exp 8/7)
.35/1 Comet Spray or Comet Soft Cleanser Product, Any (exp 9/30)
$3 off Finish Quantumatic Detergent Dispenser System, Any (exp 9/5)
.50/1 Land O Lakes Fresh Buttery Taste Spread Products (exp 9/11)
$1 off L’Oreal EverStrong or EverPure Shampoo or Conditioner (exp 10/10)
$1 off L’Oreal EverStrong or EverPure Treatment (exp 10/1)
$1 off Motrin PM Product (exp 11/30)
$1 off Oxy Deep Oxygen Activated Stain Remover (exp 9/30)
$1 off OxiClean Versatile Powder 56oz. + (exp 8/31)
$1 off OxiClean MaxForce Power Paks or Any OxiClean Liquid (exp 8/31)
.75/1 OxiClean Pre-Treater, Any (exp 8/31)
$1.50 Pull-Ups Training Pants  (exp 8/15)
$1 off Revlon Color Cosmetic Product, Any (exp 8/22)
$1 off Revlon Beauty Tools Product, Any (exp 8/22)
$3 off Woolite Rug Stick (exp 9/30)
$1 off Woolite Heavy Traffic (exp 9/30)

USA Weekend

Free 12oz Smoothie or Frappe from McDonalds
.50/1 Walgreens brand Drugs
Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Monday, July 19, 2010

For The Teachers

Michaels is having a deal that every Friday starting July 23 through September 24, if you show your educator ID they will take 10% off your order.  *There are exclusions, ask one of the sales associates.*

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Free Shipping On Crocs is offering free shipping on all orders this week only.

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Have You Signed Up Yet?

Have you signed up at yet?  If not then you are missing out on printable coupons so head over there and sign up!

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Hobby Lobby Coupon

Go HERE to get your 40% off one item at Hobby Lobby.

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Coupon Inserts for Middle GA

The RED is what we did not get this past Sunday.
Smartsource 7/11

$1 off Benefiber (exp 8/31)
$1 off Benefiber Orange (exp 8/31)
$3 off BIC Soleil Disposable Shavers (exp 8/22)
$3 off Bufferin 130 ct (exp 9/05)
$1 off Cat’s Pride Litter  (exp 10/31)
$1 off Colgate Total Toothpaste 4 oz+ (exp 7/31)
.50/1 Cottonelle Bath Tissue 12 pk or (2) 4-packs (exp 8/21)
$1.50 off Depend Underwear (exp 8/21)
$1 off Depend Guards for Men (exp 8/21)
$1 off Excedrin 20 ct+ (exp 8/28)
$1.50 off Excedrin 80 ct+ (exp 8/28)
$1.50 off Gas-X Prevention (exp 9/30)
$1 off Gas-X (exp 9/30)
B1G1 Glade Premium Room Spray (exp 8/15)
$3 off Glade Plugins Scented Oil Lasting Impressions holder (exp 8/21)
$2 off Glade Plugins Scented Oil twin refill (exp 8/21)
$1 off Glade Fabric & Air or Carpet & Room Odor Eliminator (exp 8/21)
$3 off Glade Sense & Spray Starter Kit (exp 8/21)
$1.50 off Good Nites Underwear Jumbo (exp 8/08)
B1G1 Head & Shoulders (exp 8/31)
.50/1 Hidden Valley Farmhouse Originals (exp 8/22)
$1.50 off Huggies Diapers (exp 8/07)
$1.50 off Huggies Overnites Diapers (exp 8/07)
.50/1 Huggies Baby Wipes 64 ct+ (exp 8/07)
$5 off iFlex 120 ct (exp 8/31)
$1 off Joint Juice (exp 9/15)
$1 off Kleenex Hand Towels (exp 9/05)
.50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissue packages or 1 bundle pack (exp 9/05)
.50/2 Kleenex Anti-Viral, Lotion or Ultra Soft Facial Tissue (exp 9/05)
$1 off Keri Lotion (exp 9/30)
.75/1 Kraft Bagel-fuls (exp 8/15)
$3 off Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System (exp 8/31)
$1 off Lysol Neutra Air Aerosol Can (exp 8/10)
$1 off Maalox Advanced or Total Relief (exp 10/16)
$2.50/2 Maalox Advanced or Total Relief (exp 10/16)
$2 off Neutrogena Facial Moisturizer (exp 8/08)
B1G1 Olay Cleanser (exp 8/31)
.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands Sweet Rolls (exp 10/02)
$4 off Prevacid 24 HR (exp 8/28)
Free Purina Busy Bone 7 oz., wyb Purina Beggin Strips any size (exp 10/10)
$3 off Raid Max Bug Barrier Starter (exp 9/04)
$1 off Raid Max Bug Barrier Refill (exp 9/04)
$1 off Raid Ant & Roach product (exp 9/04)
B1G1 Raid Earth Options (exp 9/4)
$1 off Scotch Brite Sponges, Pads, Dishwand or Refill (exp 8/31)
.55/1 Shout product (8/7/10)
$1/2 Silk PureAlmond Half Gallons (exp 8/31)
.75/1 Skintimate Cream Shave or Shave Gel (exp 8/29)
$1 off Spot Shot Instant Carpet Cleaner (exp 8/31)
.75/1 Welch’s 100% Grape Juices or Juice Blends, 64 oz. or 96 oz. (exp 9/30)

Redplum 7/11

$1 off Amdro Kills Ants (exp 9/30)
$1 off Bestlife buttery spread or spray (exp 9/19)
$1 off Centrum Silver 110 ct + (exp 9/30)
$1 off Centrum Ultra 100 ct + (exp 9/30)
$3 off Centrum Ultra 200 ct + (exp 9/30)
$1 off CoverGirl Queen Collection (exp 8/31)
$1 off Endust Product (exp 8/22)
B1G1 Everlast energy bar (exp 8/31)
.25/1 Folgers coffee products 7oz + or singles (exp 8/21)
$1 off Folgers Black Silk coffee (exp 8/21)
$1 off Garnier Nutritioniste Cleaner or Moisturizer (exp 10/31)
$1/2 Hillshire Farm Deli Select lunchmeat (exp 8/14)
$1/2 Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausages links (exp 8/29)
$1/2 Kellogg’s pop-tarts 8ct + (exp 9/05)
$1/2 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereals 14,5 oz + (exp 8/22)
.50/1 Lever 2000 bar soap 2-bar or 4 bar (exp 8/08)
$1.50 off Lever 2000 bar soap 6- bar + (exp 8/08)
$1 off L’Oreal age perfect or skin genesis product (exp 10/03)
$1 off L’Oreal collagen product (exp 10/03)
$1 off L’Oreal Revitalift product (exp 10/03)
$1.50 off Millstone Coffee 10oz + prepack bag or 1/2 lb or more bulk (exp 9/30)
$1 off Natural Instincts hair color (exp 8/31)
$5/2 Natural Instincts hair color (exp 8/31)
B1G1 Nevella 50 ct (exp 8/31)
.75/1 Newman’s Own Salad dressing (exp 8/21)
$1 off Osteo Bi-Flex liquid joint-aid 6-pack (exp 8/20)
$1 off Pedigree Dentastix treats for dogs (exp 9/08)
$1 off Sally Hansen La Cross beauty tool purchase of $2.00 or more (exp 9/30)
$1 off Schick Slim Twin or Slim Triple disposable razor pack (excludes 2 ct) (exp 8/22)
$3/2 Schick Slim Twin or slim triple disposable razor packs (excludes 2 ct) (exp 8/22)
$2.50 off Smart Balance Milks carton (exp 8/25)
.50/1 Smart Balance sour cream regular or reduced fat (exp 8/25)
$1 off Suave Body Lotion 18oz +(exp 8/08)
.25/1 Suave Body Wash (exp 8/08)
.50/1 Suave Deodorant product (exp 8/08)
.50/2 Suave Hairspray or styling products (exp 8/08)
.50/2 Suave kids shampoo or conditioner products (exp 8/08)
$1/2 Suave Professionals shampoo or conditioner products (exp 8/08)
$1/3 Uncle Ben’s ready rice (exp 9/05)
$1.50 off Whiskas dry cat food bag or multipack (exp 9/04)
B1G1 Whiskas tray (exp 9/04)

Standing on His Promises, Mrs. Bubba